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03 May 2012
The winner of the University’s Thrive Challenge, offering one exceptional student free tuition for life, will be named next week (Thursday, 10th May).
The Lifetime Scholarship supplements the University’s packages of bursaries and scholarships for students and has been fiercely contested with 500 students from the UK and EU applying to be considered.
Launched in December the Thrive Challenge has become progressively more difficult, testing students’ academic ability through online tests, as well as giving them a chance to express their creativity and personality by producing an online video.
All entrants hold Cardiff as a firm offer in order to progress to the final.
The six finalists will take part in an assessment day at the University which includes a group challenge, one-to-one interviews and a presentation on the subject they have applied to study.
The University’s 2012 undergraduate recruitment campaign, ‘Thrive, places an emphasis on social media to engage with the highest calibre students
Louise Casella, Director of Director of Strategic Development said: "Cardiff University attracts some 30,000 applicants for 4,500 undergraduate places each year.
"We launched the Challenge to generate extra excitement around Cardiff University’s 2012 undergraduate recruitment campaign, ‘Thrive’, and to recognise the quality of applicants we continue to attract each year.
"It has been a resounding success and we were hugely impressed with the calibre of the entrants and particularly the six finalists. It’s likely to extremely hard decision choosing our eventual winner. We wish them all good luck!"
The six finalists are:
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